West Bengal Police Recruitment: The recruitments in the Police Department of West Bengal are carried out by the West Bengal Police Recruitment Board (WBPRB). The notification for recruitments are released on the official website of West Bengal Police, wbpolice.gov.in. The Board provides the facility to submit the application form in both online and offline modes. The candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their performance in written test, physical test and interviews. For more information on West Bengal Police Recruitment and selection process, scroll down and read this page.
West Bengal Police Recruitment
The notifications are released to fill up vacant seats on the post of Sub-Inspector, Constable, Junior constable, Excise Constable, Lady Sub-Inspector, Warder, drivers etc. The number of vacancies and the detailed eligibility is also mentioned explicitly in the notification. The candidates can go through the following links to know detailed selection procedure for various posts.
- Technical Staff
- Junior Constable
- WB Forest Guard Exam
- Lady Constable
- Police Constable
- WB Excise Constable Recruitment
- Sub-Inspector (UB) and Sub-Inspector (AB)
Application Form for West Bengal Police Recruitment
The applications are made available on the official website of West Bengal Police. The candidates need to register by providing their basic details such as name, mobile number, email id etc before they can proceed to fill the application form. The applications can be submitted either online or offline. The candidates must make sure that they submit the application form before the application window closes.
The candidates need to enter personal details, contact details, education details and residence information in the application form. Also, scanned copies of photograph and signature need to be uploaded while applying. Strictly follow the specifications while uploading the scanned documents. An application fee amount also needs to be paid while applying for West Bengal Police recruitment.
Selection Procedure for West Bengal Police Recruitment
After successful registration and application, the applicants have to download the admit card for the selection examination. Take a printout of the downloaded admit card and carry to the exam venue on the day of the exam. The selection procedure consists of written tests to check candidates’ mental fitness and general knowledge, physical tests to check candidates’ physical fitness and face to face interview as a final filter to shortlist the candidates.
There may be 2 written tests: preliminary as well as main written exam or a single written test, depending on the post applicable. Physical test round consists of measurement test and efficiency test. Candidates who qualified all these rounds are invited to the final interview round to ensure that their personality matches with the job description. Marking scheme of written exam, standards for physical tests and weightage for all the rounds can be checked from our post specific recruitment pages.
Units of West Bengal Police
West Bengal Police Department comprises of a number of units. Each such unit is assigned a particular functional area that it has to deal with. These units may work independently or may seek help of other units, if needed. Let us have a look at unit distribution in West Bengal Police.
Civil Police: The Civil Police comprises of the following:
- Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
- Counter Insurgency Force (CIF)
- Enforcement Branch (EB)
- Intelligence Branch (IB)
- State Crime Records Bureau (SCRB)
- Police Computer Centre (PCC)
- Training Wing
- Traffic Branch
- Police Telecommunication
Armed Police: It is comprised of following sub-units;
- State Armed Police (SAP)
- Eastern Frontier Rifles (EFR)
- India Reserve Battalions (IRB)
STRACO: It is an elite commando force established to avert terrorist acts and fight against Maoists in the West Zone.
Special Task Force (STF)
Ranks in West Bengal Police
The West Bengal Police Department maintains the following hierarchy of ranks.
|Director General of Police||Additional Director General of Police|
|Inspector General of Police||Deputy Inspector General of Police|
|Senior Superintendent of Police||Superintendent of Police|
|Additional Superintendent of Police||Deputy Superintendent of Police|
|Assistant Superintendent of Police||Police Inspector|
|Senior Police Constable||Junior Police Constable|
About West Bengal Police
It was established in the year 1861 under the Police Act,1861 during the British Raj. Director General of Police (DGP) is the head of the department and works under the supervision of Department of Home Affairs, Govt. of West Bengal. West Bengal Police Department works with the motto of “We Care We Dare”. It has its headquarters at Bhabani Bhawan, Kolkata.
The department is divided into 3 police zones namely South Bengal, West Bengal and North Bengal along with a Government Railway Police Zone. Inspector General of Police is the zonal head. The zones are further divided into ranges. There are a total of 7 ranges in West Bengal Police force. Each such range is headed by an officer of the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police. The ranges are further divided into 22 police districts. The police districts are headed by Superintendents of Police.
Official Website : wbpolice.gov.in